Interactive Data Edit/Submission Form


Important: This form is for submitting and/or editing surnames to be included in the RootsWeb Surname List, so that others can contact you and compare notes on those surnames. If you do not want your information included in the database, do not enter it in this form. If you're simply trying to find out what data is in the RSL, use instead the form for searching the RSL.

To submit surnames, edit an existing entry or request a password

Updating your submissions in the RSL has never been easier, or faster. You can submit or edit entries in the RSL database from here, and they will be posted instantaneously. If you've lost your password, or never had one in the first place, you can request it via this form.

You must have a nametag to proceed. If you have forgotten your nametag, you can search here. If you have never made a submission to the RSL, and don't have a password, then please go to Getting started - first time users to request a nametag. If you have forgotten your password or never had one, enter your nametag and click on the Email Password button below.


Enter Nametag:
Enter Password: (case sensitive)
If and only if you wish to change your password, fill out the two fields below.

New Password: (case sensitive)
Verify New Password: (case sensitive)

Problems? ... Instructions


Search for Nametag

This section is only for RSL researchers who have forgotten their nametag, and want to make an addition or correction to their entries. You cannot request a new nametag here. If you have never made submissions to the RSL, and have never had a nametag, you will need to go to Getting started - first time users to request a nametag.


Enter email address:
Enter Name:

I've tried to get my password via email but it doesn't ever come

This section is only for RSL researchers who have changed their email address and do not remember or have never benn given their password. This procedure will notify the old email address that someone has changed their email address and will also lock out changes to the data for 3 days. This transaction will also be logged. You cannot request a new nametag here. If you have never made submissions to the RSL, and have never had a nametag, you will need go to Getting started - first time users to request a nametag.


Enter Nametag:

First time users

To submit entries to the RSL, you must first have a nametag. If you already have a nametag, you can go directly the submission form. If you have forgotten your nametag, you can search for it using your email address.

A nametag is assigned to each researcher when they make their first submission to the RSL. It will identify your submissions in the RSL, and other researchers will use it to contact you.

Nametags consist of eight or fewer lower case alpha or numeric characters. The first character MUST be an alpha character. The nametag cannot have any periods, commas, brackets, or hyphens.You may suggest your own nametag. If your choice is already being used by someone else, you will need to make another choice. You cannot change your nametag once it has been assigned.


Enter Name:
Enter Email Address:
Suggested Nametag: (permanent; if available)
2nd Choice: (if available; optional)
3rd Choice: (if available; optional)
Password: (case sensitive)
Verify Password:

Problems? ... Instructions